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Invasion of the Crocodiles

  • 2007
  • 1 hour
  • BBC/AP

Australia’s deadly saltwater crocodiles are making a dramatic comeback, spreading in alarming numbers through the billabongs, rivers and beaches of the Northwest Territories.

Last year over three hundred crocodiles had to be removed from the harbour of Darwin, the region’s capital. Thousands of cattle are being killed and, most worryingly of all, attacks on people are increasing every year – often in places where crocs were previously unknown.

Biologist Adam Britton is trying to find out why the crocs have suddenly become such a problem. With satellite transmitters he starts to monitor their movements, and the results are startling. As the problems mount, and with desperate locals clamoring for a cull, Adam urgently needs answers.


"Fantastic viewing figures - our joint highest so far. Lots of good comments and loads of good press too. Well done!" - Tim Martin, Series Editor, BBC Natural World
"Great film - Thanks very much for such a good programme which I'm sure will be really enjoyed by the Natural World audience." - Neil Nightingale, Head, BBC Natural History Unit
"Thank you for the wonderful cut I've just seen of Crocs. It was really refreshing.. No swimming for me in Darwin Harbour." - Mick Kaczorowski Senior Executive Producer Discovery


  • Narrator:
    Sam Hazeldine
  • Photography:
    David Wright and Rory McGuinness
  • Music:
    Roxbury Music
  • Editor:
    Richard Wilkinson
  • Producer/Director:
    Emma Ross
  • Executive Producer:
    Sarah Cunliffe